May 28, 2015


Update May 27 2015

Summer Student Job Description

The AIDS Walk Assistant works with the Program Coordinator to coordinate and implement key aspects of the Scotia Bank AIDS Walk for Life


The main scope of this position will involve setting up a summer promotion team, setting up promotional events, soliciting new teams for the walk, meeting with potential donors as well as some donation gathering for the event. One of the main skills required for this position is the ability and comfort level in reaching out to others at events or local businesses to get involved. Demonstrated experience in public relations, theatre, drama, sales and/or public speaking and awareness activities will definitely be an asset.


Reports To:

Amber LeBlanc, Program Coordinator



Weekly meetings, work plans will be established and ongoing collaboration with supervisor around the development and implementation of events.


Principle Duties:

  • Solicit new companies and groups to join as teams for the Scotia Bank AIDS Walk in September
  • Solicit donations for walker prizes.
  • Identify and support the promotion of the September Walk event through various social media platforms and other opportunities where appropriate.
  • Design and cultivate strategies to continue to build upon existing donor relationships as well as new relationships to support the walk.
  • Maintain files and lists of achievements throughout the weekly work planning
  • Assist in the solicitation of event sponsors


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in sales, event promotion, marketing, theatre, drama or other similar skill areas that support engaging others
  • Experience and an understanding of what is involved in event planning
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks while being flexible
  • Strong personal initiative and a passion for the cause
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines is essential.
  • Experience using word-processing, spreadsheet and some understanding of data base software.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Sensitivity to and a demonstrated understanding of HIV/AIDS related stigma & discrimination


Position Details:

Summer Student Grant, to be eligible, students must:

  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Application Process:

A resume that shows your last employment positions or employment history, education and volunteer work or professional development activities. Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Application Deadline: Midnight on June 12th, 2015

Salary: 30 hrs/week; $10.60/hr

Position Details: Temporary Employment of 8 weeks

Position Start Date: June 29, 2015


Send Applications to:

Janet MacPhee

Northern AIDS Connection Society

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Many items remaining to choose from, so check it out,

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Fall update added to Newsletter Section
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April 9 Update:

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February 28 Update:

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February 15 Update: Photos from the Red Ribbon Campaign on Parliament Hill-Ottawa for AIDS Awareness Week 2013.

Al with  Minister of Health Rona Ambrose and Monique the CEO of the Canadian AIDS Society.

Al with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Monique the CEO of the Canadian AIDS Society.

February 5 Update: Check out this new campaign we are involved with, through the Aids Coalition of Nova Scotia .

For Information on this program in the northern region of the province, please email or call 902-895-0931.

The Bottom Line

Know the Bottom Line

We know a lot of information today, thanks to Twitter, Facebook, websites, our friends, etc. But, there are some things we need to know that can be hard to talk about or find information on. For example, did you know that…

· …people under 25 years old account for almost ½ of all the new HIV cases worldwide…

· …81% of new cases of Chlamydia and 67% of new cases of gonorrhea were among youth?  ?

· …youth (aged 15 to 29) are at higher risk for hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections?

· … 66% Canadian youth that were sexually active; 32% had not used a condom the last time they had sex?

· …in Nova Scotia in 2012, the highest rates of Chlamydia were found in females aged 15 to 24?

· …80% of condom failure is due to misuse?

· …there is currently a rise in the number of syphilis cases in Nova Scotia, mainly among men that have sex with men?

· …you can be tested for free and confidentially in your community (or surrounding area) for HIV and other STI’s?

Download a set of our fact cards Bottom Line campaign cards. They are set to print on printable business card sheets that can be bought at Staples or any other office supply store.

Check out these links for where to go, and for what you want know!

HIV and STIs:

Information or Testing:

If you’re in the HRM area:

If you are outside of the HRM:

Or visit your family doctor, and/or a local health clinic. If you’re not sure what to do, ask someone you trust.

For more information on HIV, STIs and safer sex, check out these sites!

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